50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Critical milestone for the Gulfstream G400 program- Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812GA engine Type Certified by Transport Canada

Download: Printable PDF Date: 14 Sep 2022 11:29 (UTC) categories:
Critical milestone for the Gulfstream G400 program- Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812GA engine Type Certified by Transport Canada  - Business aviation publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Aircraft: Airplanes

Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 engine program has reached a key milestone with the Type Certification of its PW812GA engine by Transport Canada Civil Aviation. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced in October 2021 that the PW812GA was selected to power the Gulfstream G400 business jet.

Maria Della Posta, president, Pratt & Whitney Canada, commented: “We worked closely with Transport Canada to create an efficient and thorough certification process that successfully led us to this point. When it enters into service (EIS), the G400 will be the third Gulfstream aircraft to rely on our PW800 engine family. We are gratified by the steady progress the PW800 engine family has achieved based on its ability to deliver a new level of performance and efficiency to the large cabin business aircraft class.”

Edward Hoskin, vice-president, Engineering, said: “When we designed the PW800 engine, we did so with all of the engine’s key stakeholders in mind – passengers, pilots and maintenance crews. The PW800 has numerous inherent advantages and functionalities to ensure best-in-class availability and to create an exceptional engine response. It also sets the industry standard for maintenance, requiring 40% less scheduled maintenance and 20% fewer inspections than other engines in its class.”

The PW800 is the most modern, efficient, and environmentally responsible engine in its class. Using the most sustainable and high-performance technologies, the engine offers double-digit improvements in fuel burn, emissions, maintenance intervals, and noise. The engine also incorporates the latest generation of technologies in every aspect, from advanced design to innovative maintenance functionality. For those aboard the aircraft, it provides an unmatched experience with an exceptionally quiet and comfortable cabin, making it the quietest engine in its class. The PW800 engine shares a common core with the Pratt & Whitney GTF commercial jet engine, which has flown more than 2.2 million hours since launch in 2016.

The PW812GA showed exceptional performance during testing with more than 3,400 hours of engine testing, including 260 hours of flight testing. Across the PW800 family, more than 175,000 hours of testing and field experience have been achieved. The PW814GA and PW815GA engines have flown more than 144,000 hours since entering into service.

Operators of PW800-powered engines can also benefit from Pratt & Whitney’s ESP® engine maintenance program, one of the most comprehensive coverage packages in the industry. The program offers exclusive personalized premium service for the engine’s maintenance and support needs any time of the day, anywhere in the world.

Loading comments for Critical milestone for the Gulfstream G400 program- Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812GA engine Type Certified by Transport Canada ...


Enabling rapid wildfire response with prepositioned autonomous aircraft - Rain announces $9.7M in seed financing

Rain announced an oversubscribed seed round, closing $9.7 million in financing earlier this year to provide fire agencies the ability to contain wildfires before they grow out of control with preposit...

Daher acknowledges TBMOPA for continued commitment to TBM aircraft safety and operational efficiency

The record-setting 2023 Annual Convention of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association further reinforced this organization commitment to serve the community of Daher TBM aviators, focusing...

Fast-growing China domestic air travel driving 20-year demand for 8,560 airplanes

Boeing is forecasting that China will need 8,560 new commercial airplanes through 2042, driven by economic growth well above the global average and increasing demand for domestic air travel....

Air Transat & CAE file flight plan for aspiring pilots with launch of Ascension Academy

Air Transat and CAE announced the launch of Ascension Academy, a new cadet training program that enables the airline to build a pipeline of qualified pilots trained to the highest standards. The...

Mobile Apps development The drones news